Film review: Delivery Man

You don’t have to respect a main character to sympathize with them, but they shouldn’t be such an idiot that you feel you cannot even like them.

Unfortunately, Delivery Man’s David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is never very likable, even when we are halfheartedly rooting for him; but worst of all, he makes a mistake so fatal he cannot possibly recover.

Wozniak is a guy in his late-30s who has grown up with his brothers in the family business in New York City. No, he is not a mobster, but he is being targeted by a few mean-looking gentlemen whom he owes some serious money — the kind you don’t make if you work as a meat delivery guy. He drives the family’s truck full of meat around the city during the day, and goes home at night to his apartment where he has started to grow marijuana in his spare time. His life does not amount to much, and we don’t see things improving any time soon.

But while they may not improve, they are in for a big change. He gets a visit from a lawyer representing a sperm bank he frequented 20 years ago when he was hard up for cash (clearly, few things in his life ever change), who tells him he has fathered 533 children, many of whom now wish to know who their biological father is.

To read the full review, visit The Prague Post. Delivery Man goes on wide release in Bulgaria on November 29.

(Still of Vince Vaughn in Delivery Man. © 2013 – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)